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Southold Student Removed for Alleged ‘Kill List’

Parents are upset that district didn't notify them of the threat.

Astudent has been suspended, according to school officials, after reports surfaced that he made a list of peers he intended to kill.

The names of more than 20 fellow students made up the "kill list," which a friend discovered while sitting with the boy at lunch, according to a News 12 report.

The student was suspended and taken for a medical evaluation, police told News 12.

Laura Pace, the mother of one boy named in the list, said that she was upset that parents of other children mentioned as targets were not notified by school officials, and emails to North Fork Patch on Friday suggested parents were furious that they had to learn about the incident on the cable news channel.

Southold School District Superintendent David Gamberg did not return calls for comment on Friday. However the following statement was posted on the school’s website, saying the district is working with the Southold Police Department in their investigation.

“The student has been suspended and faces a Superintendent’s hearing that may result in further disciplinary action. This is a serious matter, as the safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority,” the statement read.

However, a school spokesperson said parents of targeted students were notified and that a phone call was going out to all parents on Friday.

"The district held off on sending a message out sooner because they were in the process of conducting a thorough investigation."

did not immediately return a request for comment.

Pace said she met with Southold Junior Senior High School Principal William Galati Thursday morning.

“He recommended that Noah stay in school, but this was too scary,” she said

 “We all think we’re so safe out here in our own little bubble — but we’re not."

Read the News 12 report here.

dianne prendergast May 25, 2012 at 07:33 PM
wow, that was grossly mishandled
indy May 26, 2012 at 01:02 PM
This story sounds incredibly over- sensationalized although I'd be really interested in finding out more about the bullying. Are the kids who did the bullying being investigated?
Tom Amara May 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Its my understanding that this student was being investigated, facts were being gathered, and precautions were being taken before this story broke. Unfortunately a sensational story was given to the press before the facts could be vetted. I stand behind the schools handling of the situation and it is my hope that the community will also after the whole story is properly reported.
Joan Bueter June 04, 2012 at 01:55 AM
This is EXACTLY why bullying must be taken seriously by parents and the school. Children who are being bullied are in pain and believe that if they tell that it will only get worse. Which it will. When anyone notices a child being bullyed they must act upon it and send the child doing the bullying for therapy. Bullying is NOT a joke.
Republican until i die. June 08, 2012 at 04:22 PM
A very sad day for everyone.I feel most for the kids.
Caroline October 10, 2012 at 08:48 PM
It's a true story I was in the car with my mom and all of a suden I see a News 12 car parked across the street I was scared because I'm only 9,but that doesn't matter but its not about being bullied it was probliy for pay back or something like that and I'm just scared to even think about it like what if Noah came to the SES??? He could have killed ME!!!!!!!!!!! But be careful killers are everywhere!!!:-(
Caroline October 10, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Merrrrrrr :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
Caroline October 10, 2012 at 08:49 PM
My sister was hurt but NOT KILLED THANK GOD!!!!!

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